Posted by Sarah | Posted in Christmas, Elf on the Shelf | Posted on 26-12-2011
Christmas is probably my favorite time of year. I love all the things that make Christmas what it is to me – including the traditions that we have as a family. I ran across an article on traditions on Momtastic called “Why It’s Important (and fun) to Leave Cookies for Santa.” Although the tradition I am writing about here isn’t about making cookies for Santa (which Kaylynn and I do enjoy baking together), I think it states why traditions are important to making the holidays special and spending time with your kids.
So this year we decided to start a new family tradition with doing Elf on the Shelf (even though we were a little late jumping on the bandwagon!). Better late than never I guess :) The day our elf made an appearance a friend of mine posted this on Facebook, so I had a good laugh because I had been looking online for creative ideas for displaying our elf. You can rest assured, I will not be a mommy who dumps flour or sugar on the floor so our elf can make a snow angel because that would just be plain wasting precious baking goods!
Well, I am sure it is not surprising to anyone who knows my daughter, but she decided to name our elf Pink. Yup, that is right. The little girl who loves princesses, fairies and all thinks pink and purple decided to name our elf dressed in red and white clothes Pink. Needless to say, we were not surprised. I guess Mommy will have to make a skirt for her for next year.
After a couple of days, Kaylynn caught on to the fact that Pink was hiding somewhere and she had to find her. I won’t say there weren’t a couple of “reminders” at times from Mommy and Daddy to Kaylynn that Pink was watching her and she needed to use her listening ears. :) It was cute to watch her look for Pink and remind us of the rules (several times I was told, “Don’t touch Pink!”). I look forward to doing Elf on the Shelf next year and will hopefully not be “that” mom in positioning our little elf every day.
Day 1: Our elf appears on the DVD shelf and is given the name Pink.
Day 2: Pink was found lounging in the china cabinet by the kitchen table watching over Kaylynn as she eats.
Day 3: Pink climbed her way to the top of the Christmas tree and perched herself by the angel.
Day 4: Naughty little Pink! She was found trying to get into one of the cupboards.
Day 5: Pink must have worked up an appetite because she was found fishing for goldfish crackers on the kitchen table.
Day 6: Pink finds some friends with our <partial> Peanuts nativity scene (a few pieces have gone missing or broken!).
Day 07: Pink made her way into Kaylynn’s bedroom and perched herself on top of her dresser.
Day 08: Silly Pink! She got stuck in Kaylynn’s stocking!
Day 09: Pink always knows where Kaylynn is at – she even made it to Grammy & Grandpa’s house and watched over the Christmas Eve festivities!